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How many here have heard of Walter Norris? ...

Wow! 34 pages in and we are now really digging deep into the world of jazz. Impressive.

 

Walter Norris only recorded a handful of albums under his own name. Hopefully the one below is still available:

 

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Wow! 34 pages in and we are now really digging deep into the world of jazz. Impressive.

 

Walter Norris only recorded a handful of albums under his own name. Hopefully the one below is still available:

 

I will try find something also - you know if he has anything with a trio? I find solo piano hard enough to appreciate at times. For example those Marcus Roberts albums are very good but I much prefer the ones with the band. 

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maybe ill give this a go - it seems straight laced but nice. 

 

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I had the pleasure of seeing Fred Hersch a couple of years ago in Galway. I was very impressed by the performance overall - the band (him with drummer and a bass player) were un-miked for the entire performance. He is an incredible player but unfortunately you cant find any videos of him on you-tube where you can really appreciate his ability. 

 

I did pick up this album today and am a huge fan of Julian's playing also. I'll post about it again when I listen to it properly. ¬

 

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Now this I like, thanks!

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This is a bit different but very worthwhile,

 

Joe Zawinul and the Absolute Ensemble

 

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The posthumous Absolute Zawinul is Zawinul's last studio recording before his passing on September 11, 2007. In collaboration with Estonian-born conductor/composer Kristjan Järvi and the large group powerhouse Absolute Ensemble, that has been described as "musical omnivores" whose previous projects have covered music from John Sebastian Bach to Frank Zappa. This heartfelt project embodies the essence of Zawinul's brilliance as a composer, musician, and as a global citizen who embraced people around the world. 

Conceived in 2004, the meticulous and painstaking project emphatically focuses on Zawinul's post-Weather Report music. From the exotic tribalism in "Bimoya" first recorded on My People (Escapade Music, 1996) to the energetic live performance of "Ice Pick Willy" with elements of soul jazz and fire-baptized gospel (inspired by a one time gangster friend who had an affinity for ice picks), the recording is a microcosm of life. 

Järvi conducts his Absolute Ensemble through inspired performances with verdant strings, ethnic voices, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Zawinul, a true master keyboardist, was equally impressive whether providing an ethereal solo intro on the touching "Ballad For Two Musicians" or showing his signature vocoder skills on "Sultan" a thrilling tribute to the late Ottoman Empire and "Great Empire" dedicated to Japan. 

Insightful liner notes, written by Järvi reveal poignant insights into the project. A video is also included with live coverage and behind the scenes footage. In the words of his son Erich, "Joseph Eric Zawinul was born in Earth time 7 July 1932 and was born in Eternity time 11 September 2007." His music will live on as well.

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Sometimes certain things are so obvious you don't even think about them. It only now occurred to me that everyone has listened to Art Tatum, right? Right? Just in case someone hasn't heard of the man often simply referred to as "God", here's a little taste.

 

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Yes great album. my favorite track is track 2 The African Dream

 
 
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Try this one it is like an ECM version of Dark Side of the Moon,

check track 4 '' The Bird''

 

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Sometimes certain things are so obvious you don't even think about them. It only now occurred to me that everyone has listened to Art Tatum, right? Right? Just in case someone hasn't heard of the man often simply referred to as "God", here's a little taste.

 

 

Love Tatum - have you seen this Oscar Peterson interview? He talks a lot about Art Tatum in it. I went back in this thread to take a look at some earlier posts including some great ones from yourself. One in particular stuck out to for me, it was the Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenuis post. Did you know that Ulf played with Oscar along side Neils Henning? I always did love the way Ulf played. He has some incredible chops. I think he is one of the most talented jazz guitarists out there today, a real monster player. 

 

Here is the Oscar interview ¬ all parts should be there

 

 

and some Ulf - Neils and Oscar ¬ (a beautiful performance) Ulf's solo is at 5.40

 

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Love Tatum - have you seen this Oscar Peterson interview? He talks a lot about Art Tatum in it. I went back in this thread to take a look at some earlier posts including some great ones from yourself. One in particular stuck out to for me, it was the Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenuis post. Did you know that Ulf played with Oscar along side Neils Henning? I always did love the way Ulf played. He has some incredible chops. I think he is one of the most talented jazz guitarists out there today, a real monster player.

I believe I mentioned that Ulf played with Peterson in my Vagabond post a few weeks ago. I love the fact that he often plays acoustic guitar because the traditional super clean electric guitar sound in jazz has always been a huge turnoff for me. There are very few jazz guitarists I can tolerate.

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Weather Report, Heavy Weather.

This was one of the albums that led me to Jazz.

 

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This was a major inspiration for the best sold jazz album ever, Kind of Blue..

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This was a major inspiration for the best sold jazz album ever, Kind of Blue..

I think its time for me to try some bill Evans now, I have waited long enough - what albums would you recommend? 

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